Why choose Heriot-Watt?

Heriot-Watt University enjoys an established reputation for world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research.

1821

We were founded in 1821 as the world's first mechanics institute. In 1966 we were granted University status by Royal Charter.

Study at our Dubai Campus

We offer a range of programmes at degree entry, undergraduate and postgraduate level.

30,000

A truly international university with five global campuses, partners in 150 countries and 30,000 students studying worldwide.

Dubai

200th Anniversary

200th anniversary

Heriot-Watt University is celebrating the 200th anniversary of its founding roots in Scotland in 1821, which created the world's first mechanics institute in the heart of Edinburgh.

Join us for a programme of events and debates.

200th anniversary

Latest news

All the latest exciting news from the Heriot-Watt Dubai campus.

Top 5

We are rated 270th in the world, 33rd in UK and 5th in Scotland.

QS World University Rankings 2022